What you'll do
Our workshop will introduce basic metalsmithing skills which you will use to create two pairs of brass earrings! The first pair is a hammered and wire wrapped design and the second is soldered with a torch. You start by choosing two pairs of stones from a selection of quartz points and natural gems. We will demonstrate several shape and size options for each design, so there is a great deal of freedom to make something that fits your style. The class is small and intimate so we can be at your side to guide you through every step of the process. We are happy to discuss how the skills you learn can be applied to future designs. We finish the class by hanging our pieces on handmade earwire. This is an introductory level class and no prior skills are necessary. All materials will be provided and each participant will leave with two pairs of beautiful handmade earrings!
Snacks Cookies, Sparkling water, Tea
All materials/tools Assorted gems, Brass and Bronze wire, 14k Gold-filled ear wire
We are jewelry makers and friends. Krystal owns the local jewelry line You + Yours and Stacey is the woman behind Rivet & Rise. We work side by side in our bright and beautiful studio in NW Portland. We love introducing people to our craft, and having them leave our studio with an new sense of what they are capable of. Our hope with this workshop is to share the magic of metalsmithing with anyone who is looking to learn a new skill, or simply enjoy an afternoon making something beautiful.
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Where you'll be
Our studio is located in NW Portland. There is a streetcar stop in front of our building and street parking in the neighborhood. We are walking distance from both the Pearl District and 23rd Ave, so there is a great selection of nearby shops, cafes, and bars/restaurants.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
If you have metal sensitivities or simply don’t want earrings, these designs also work well as pendants. Please note that chain is not included but is available for purchase.
Metalsmithing Magic: Earrings!